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USA Attack Against Sikhs: Jewish Groups Offer Reward for Information on Assailants

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    Attack against Sikhs: Jewish groups offer reward for information on assailants


    Several US-based Jewish groups have announced USD 10,000 in reward for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible for shooting two elderly Sikhs in California, taking the total award money offered so far to USD 42,000.

    Surinder Singh, 68, and Gurmej Atwal, 78, were shot at by unidentified assailants last Friday when the two were on their daily evening walk on Elk Grove Sacramento, California. Singh died on the spot whole Atwal is still reported to be in critical condition.

    Rabbi Mona Alfi of Congregation B'Nai Israel, which is Sacramento's oldest Jewish congregation and its largest reform synagogue yesterday announced that several Jewish organisations of the area have collected USD 10,000 in addition to the USD 32,000 award money announced by the local Sikh organisations.

    This includes USD 5,000 by Sacramento chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    The Jewish organisations which have announced the reward are the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region and area synagogues.

    Meanwhile, community organisations announced that they would hold an interfaith meeting tomorrow at the place where the two elderly Sikh gentlemen were shot.

    The police are yet to arrest anyone involved with the case.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation also has been involved in the probe.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/a...-reward-for-information-on-assailants/760552/
     
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    spnadmin ji I profess not to understand USA. The following is very disturbing,

    http://www.anti-cair-net.org/

    It is very illogical, but I find them hard to trust when push comes to shove. The silent majority in Islam is always mute when its own people commit atrocities or crimes. For example the beheading of a Sikh by Taliban.

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    Sorry I understand better based on your post. Thanks.

    Any comment on the following could help me develop better perspective as I am also talking from personal experiences with Muslims who are good and OK except when you complain or cite something done wrong by their community then I experience the following,
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    I have to think in pragmatic terms. The silent majority in Pakistan, near where Taliban beheaded Sikhs, might be too frightened to speak.

    Sufis in Pakistan have already been targeted many times by the Taliban. They have shrinking opportunities to spread their message.

    Do we know how many moderate Muslims in Detroit Michigan or in San Diego California know that the Taliban had beheaded Sikhs? You and I know because we are in touch with unique information through the Internet.

    Moderate Muslims in CAIR do speak up and lobby against infringements of civil liberties for groups other than Muslims. For example, against turban bans for teachers in the public schools of Oregon. They offer rewards to help capture the perpetrators of crimes against Sikhs in Sacramento, because they can see how the fingerprints of hatred are all over propaganda against Muslims and Sikhs.

    Motive, means and opportunity are necessary to charge someone for a criminal act. Likewise, motivation, means, and opportunity, along with access to information, are necessary for any group to stand up against injustice. So if Taliban cut off access to information, threaten your existence, deprive you of the tools you need to defend yourself, and cut off opportunities to protest, how are you going to stand up for someone else?

    But if you can pool significant economic resources, are willing to collaborate, have the skills and experience to seek justice in courts of law, and are unlikely to suffer significant retribution for seeking redress of grievances on behalf of your own people and others with whom you have common cause --- then you do speak out.
     

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